Hi my name is Kayla, and I started this fundraiser jewelry collection because I wanted to spread the awareness for a disease that is close to my heart (no pun intended). It's called Pulmonary Hypertension (PH), and it is a rare and incurable lung disease. Pulmonary Hypertension is "when the arteries that carry blood from the heart to the lungs become narrowed, making it difficult for blood to flow through the vessels. As a result, the blood pressure in these arteries rises far above normal levels" (my.clevelandclinic.org). I got diagnosed with this rare disease about 7 years ago. So, since I was diagnosed, I am determined to spread the knowledge about PH and raise money for finding new medicines and hopefully a cure someday soon!
PHantastic Jewelry is a collection of bracelets, necklaces, and earrings that represent the awareness of PH by their color and charms. All jewelry are handcrafted by me. The color purple represents PH and their symbol is a zebra. So I use those aspects in my jewelry to portray PH. The net proceeds from the jewelry will go to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (www.phassociation.org) and to help raise funds to provide activites to my local PH support group, This association is well known and they are trying hard to get the word out to make it a household name. To learn more about Pulmonary Hypertension please check out PHA's website (listed above). Thank you for visiting my website and have a blessed day!